With abundant commercial land, cheap electricity and proximity to Spokane International Airport makes it clear why the area around the Medical Lake exit is one of the Inland Northwest's hot spots for new business and industry. Even now a handful of new construction sites are being worked or are in the works, including...
New Starbucks on Aero Rd.
A new Starbucks Coffee location is under construction and should open within the next couple of weeks on the north end of the Petro Truck Stop property on Aero Rd. . This Starbucks will have both a drive through and an indoor seating area for up to 40.
New Speedco Truck Lube on Westbow Rd.
A growing chain of lube & tire repair shops geared towards semi trucks called Speedco will be wrapping up in the coming months on Westbow Rd. by the Super 8 Motel, about 1/4 mile south of the freeway exit. The new Speedco store will be their first in the Spokane area and will be about 11,000 square feet.
New medical office building with two new dental tenants
Not much is known yet, but a construction will start in a couple of months or so on a new 12,000 square foot medical office building at the corner of Aero Rd. and Westbow Rd. . Some space will be available for lease, but two dental tenants are already signed on to open for business there. The two tenants will be West Plains Dental and KidSmile Dental.
Planning work continues for STA's new West Plains transit center.
Although the original plan has been changed , Spokane Transit Authority is planning on using a large vacant lot on Westbow Rd. behind the Fairways Shopping Center for a new transit center connected directly into I-90 with a large park n ride parking area.
Under the current plan STA's West Plains Transit Center will feature 190 parking spaces, 2 passenger loading platforms , shelters and bicycle lockers.